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  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 523 Senior Member
    Heal well, Paul.


    I have zero faith or trust in Doctors.   I'm just going to stick with this.


    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
    "I know my place in the world and it ain’t standing next to Jerry Miculek" - Zee
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    First therapy appointment is today. Can't say I'm real excited about it.
    And remember "therapist" is spelled, "The rapist" :o
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,022 Senior Member
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,580 Senior Member
    edited January 25 #65
    knitepoet said:
    First therapy appointment is today. Can't say I'm real excited about it.
    And remember "therapist" is spelled, "The rapist" :o

    That's why therapist make good soldiers.....


    They never leave their patient's behind. Watch your six! 😵

    Let us know how the ther-rape-me goes.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    I survived. Took a max dose of my pain meds before I went, and was glad I did. She worked me hard, but i can tell a difference already. My stride length 
    Improved from 3-4" to at least twice that.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,562 Senior Member
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:

    Swollen and sore
    Thanks for not going any higher with the picture  :smile:

    Still praying for a swift recovery brother.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,576 Senior Member
    Funny thing about physical therapy. A few years back, I thought I'd torn a meniscus in my right knee having done that to my left 20 years earlier. Doc said nope, that I'd favored my left leg for so long that the muscles in my right leg had over-developed and were pulling my kneecap sideways. He rxed PT 3 X weekly for 6 weeks. Nothing made a difference. Walking into my last PT visit I was thinking I'd gone through this and would still need surgery. Did my last very session of PT and haven't had so much as a twinge in that knee for over 10 years. Amazing...or lucky....or both.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    edited January 25 #70
    GunNut said:
    Thanks for not going any higher with the picture  :smile: 
    Still praying for a swift recovery brother.
    You're welcome.... I wouldn't haven't been able to handle the abuse or jokes :s

    And thank you!!
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    Yeah Mike some of their methods are pure torture (What PT actually stands for) but they somehow work
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,576 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Yeah Mike some of their methods are pure torture (What PT actually stands for) but they somehow work
    Mine wasn't bad at all. Mostly wearing a rubber band thingy around both legs and making the weak one work against the stronger one. (There wasn't much resistance, to be honest). Leaning against a wall and lifting one leg like a first month ballerina student. The only thing I found even mildly challenging was a stationary bike with an adjustable water-filled wheel that could be adjusted for degrees of difficulty. While I didn't like that critter, it was never painful nor really a true challenge.

    Nothing seemed to be making a difference. I figured they'd just been sucking down my insurance and, as I'd originally suspected.....I'd still need surgery.

    Nope....last visit did it. That was 12 years ago.

    Mike


    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,374 Senior Member
    Home with my wife. Quite the ordeal. I have yucky pictures. I didn't have a choice not to look apparently. Bleh. 

    More mobile than I thought she would be but holy hell. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,227 Senior Member
    Jeez I've been a bit slack here mate, Glad to see it was successful and hope the rest of the recovery goes speedily well.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    edited January 27 #75
    Tugar said:
    Home with my wife. Quite the ordeal. I have yucky pictures. I didn't have a choice not to look apparently. Bleh. 

    More mobile than I thought she would be but holy hell. 
    Tell her to be careful and not overdo it. The pain meds might make her feel good enough to do stuff that will cause it to swell up and hurt a WHOLE lot more later. TRUST ME, BTDT

    Also, if she thinks something MIGHT be too low for her to get back up off of... It probably is. I made that mistake too.

    Edited to add one other thing. If she's taking her pain meds regularly, you might want to tweak the schedule so that she takes a max dose ~1 hour before her first PT appointment
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,374 Senior Member
    Thanks. Relaying information.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 288 Member
    edited January 27 #77
    I'm not sure who I dislike more. The PT person saying "Come on! Just a little more"! Or the X Ray tech trying to move the broken arm just a "little more" to get that perfect picture. Truth be told I wanted to punch both of them.   :#  Wishing you a quick recovery!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Reading this thread is making me cringe REPEATEDLY!!! :s
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    This isn't a joke... this is the actual sign over the door back into the waiting area. I'm pretty sure I've posted it before, but it's been a LONG while. (3-4 years ago) This picture was taken ~ 11:45AM 1/27/2021 as I was leaving this morning's round of torture

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,745 Senior Member
    I'd tell her that if she was going to cause me pain, the least she could do would be to dress up in spike heel boots and fishnet stockings!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,296 Senior Member
    Sorry I missed your calls Paul, things have been going crazy over here with charters, looking after my 96 & 95 yr old aunt and uncle, and dealing with stuff that keeps breaking.
    Glad to see you are home and on the way to recovery. Also glad to see they did the right knee... ;)

    Its a holiday weekend this weekend over here.......Got 4 charters in a row with tomorrows start at 2am so going to hit the sack shortly to catch up on sleep. Will be free from wed next week for a couple of days.....
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    @Zorba Unfortunately, about half of the torture-ist are guys. I REALLY have no desire to see them in spiked heels and fishnets. :p 

     No worries Alec, I have plenty of free time next week to call 
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Senior Member Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    Would you guess that this experience was better, worse, or about the same as your first knee replacement?  And why are your feets diff'ent colors?  Enquiring minds, etc.....  Oh, and get well soon, brother!
    Member formerly known as "vlafrank."
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    So far, about the same.
    The different color is because I've only been able to clean the right foot with a washcloth and rubbing alcohol so far
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,296 Senior Member
    Good luck in my prayers for a successful surgery and quick healing!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,745 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    @Zorba Unfortunately, about half of the torture-ist are guys. I REALLY have no desire to see them in spiked heels and fishnets. :p 

    Yea, ya got a point there...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    Thanks Jeff. Wed night/Thurs morning I felt like I "turned a corner" Since then my progress seems to have "sped up" and I've actually managed a few short steps without my walker. HOPEFULLY, by the time of my post-op appt next week (Thur), I will have improved to the point of being able to walk without it and be released to drive. My parents didn't believe in "grounding" when I was young, and I'm REALLY not a fan of being "grounded" as an adult.

    Zorba - :D 
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,374 Senior Member
    edited February 3 #88
    The combination of the ice machine see below for the knee and rice-socks for the muscles have made the recovery quite better than expected. 

    Take a long clean sock, fill it with plain white rice. Nuke it for a couple of minutes and apply to the knotted muscles. 



    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    Looks good Tugar. The rice socks I'm familiar with, the home cold water circulator, not so much.

    One thing that has happened with both of my knee replacements that's REALLY annoying... As the sensory nerves "wake up" the inside of my knee gets hyper sensitive and I can't stand even a sheet touching it. I've found using generic "Salonpas (4% lidocaine patches) cut in half and applied over that part of my knee helps a LOT. (NOT over the incision, and check with her Ortho first)

    My first post-op follow-up is this afternoon.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,602 Senior Member
    edited February 4 #90
    Dressing has been removed, Doc was pleased with progress, removed the 2 sutures from mid-shin where the robot was anchored and released me to drive when I can get in the driver's seat and not under the influence of pain meds
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,022 Senior Member
    WOW------keep it up, hey

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